Expressions of Hope From Young Women in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi
LightBox is comprised entirely of photographs taken by Binti
Pamoja’s members and essays they have written to accompany those
photos. All of the pictures were taken with disposable or simple point-and-shoot
cameras during the period of 2002-2004. Most of the photographers had
never before held a camera, and were provided less than two hours of
basic training. Their expressions offer a candid look at the lives
of young women in poverty. LightBox demonstrates the value
of empowering a young woman and is a celebration of the victories these
young women achieve every day. Their photography and essays display
a powerful message – one of struggle, perseverance and hope.
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Center Scholarship Fund, which helps Binti Pamoja members attend
high school. With your tax-deductible donation for three copies of LightBox,
you can personally fund a one-year scholarship. To learn more about
the The Binti Pamoja Center Scholarship, please visit the Binti
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LightBox was edited and published by Emily Verellen
Forward by Carol Bellamy
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